Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA

Ross D. Martin, MD, MHARoss D. Martin

Dr. Martin is Vice President of Professional Services at 360 Degree Insights, LLC, a woman-owned management consulting firm providing services to healthcare ITfocused organizations including market validation, strategy facilitation, program management, and keynote speaking. He also services as Program Director for The CRISP Research Initiative, continuing in this capacity as an independent consultant to CRISP – a regional health information exchange serving Maryland, Washington, DC and West Virginia. From August 2015 to April 2018, Dr. Martin worked in various capacities at CRISP, serving on the leadership team, leading ambulatory customer outreach efforts, and leading CRISP’s Integrated Care Network (ICN) infrastructure initiative.

Before joining CRISP in August 2015, Dr. Martin was a Vice President at AMIA, responsible for public policy and business development at the 5,000+ member association for informatics professionals. Prior to joining AMIA in 2012, he was Specialist Leader and co-lead of the healthcare go-to-market team in the Federal Strategy practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP, a global consulting firm, where he focused on the technology standards and policies that support adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records, health information exchange, and the convergence of clinical research and clinical care. Prior to joining Deloitte in 2009, Dr. Martin was Director of Health Information Convergence at BearingPoint, Inc. From 2001-2007, he worked in various Business Technology and informatics roles of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Inc, ultimately serving as Director of Healthcare Informatics at Pfizer where he worked on standards for electronic prescribing, electronic medical records, connecting clinical trials to personal health records, the emerging nationwide health information network, and medical education.

Dr. Martin has worked as an obstetric house physician, an urgent care physician, a consultant in managed care, health technology assessment and medical informatics, and as a professional writer and healthcare publication editor. His peripatetic educational journey included a BA in political science from Wright State University, a medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, OB/GYN residency at Bethesda Hospitals, a master of health services administration degree from Xavier University, and a National Library of Medicine fellowship in medical informatics at the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology.

Dr. Martin currently serves on the Maryland board of the Health Information and Management Systems
Society (HIMSS) and as chair of the Advocacy Committee and on the Executive Committee of MedBiquitous. He has served on the American Health Information Community’s Consumer Empowerment Workgroup, the Board of Trustees of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP), and the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute’s Health Information Technology Standards Panel (ANSI HITSP). He is a 20-year member of AMIA and HIMSS. He has been an active participant in HL7, ASTM, and other standards organizations. He was the first recipient of NCPDP’s Rising Star Award in 2004. He taught physician executives about health IT as a Senior Executive Education Fellow at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business.
An accomplished vocalist, musician and writer, Dr. Martin has composed musicals, penned screenplays, and produced music videos. He is considered the world’s leading medical informatimusicologist, serving as President, Founder and Fellow of The American College of Medical Informatimusicology ( He performs on street corners, in coffeehouses and, increasingly, at medical and technology conferences just often enough to remind himself why it’s good to have a day job. In 2004, he
was awarded a US Patent on the one-sided printing and manufacture of Möbius Strips.

Dr. Martin lives in a suburb of the DC/Baltimore corridor with his wife, Kym, a four-time, 30+-year cancer survivor and President of 360 Degree Insights, LLC, and his 17-year-old son, Taylor, who are both constant reminders of the need for accelerating the transformation of our healthcare system. More than you likely care to know is available at,, and